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Graduate Business Programs Deadline and Admissions Changes Due to COVID-19

Saint Louis University's Chaifetz School of Business recognizes these times of uncertainty are causing disruption in all aspects of our lives. To support those considering graduate education, the Chaifetz School has made several updates to admissions procedures and application deadlines for summer 2020 to remove barriers for admission and enrollment for those who may be facing challenges related to the crisis.

Applying to the Chaifetz School

Extension of Summer 2020 Application Deadline

To accommodate students interested in starting classes in summer 2020, application deadlines have been extended. Applications to begin classes June 29 (PMBA, M.S.-S.C.M. and M.S.-A.F.E.) are due June 15, 2020.

Suspension of GMAT/GRE Requirement

We recognize that most testing centers for GMAT, GRE and various English proficiency exams around the world are closed. As such, we will not be requiring the GMAT or GRE for admissions to our programs at this time. Applicants will continue to be reviewed holistically for undergraduate performance, professional goal statements and internship or professional experience to make admission and scholarship decisions.  

Unofficial Transcripts Accepted for Application Consideration

To ease application burdens for our students, unofficial transcripts will be accepted by the Chaifetz School for review of admissions applications. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded by applicants as part of the online application. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to conclusions of students’ first semester of enrollment to finalize admission. 

Funding Your Graduate Education

$250 First-Time Student Offer

Prospective students who have been considering graduate education can jump-start their graduate degree at the Chaifetz School in summer 2020 with a special tuition offer. First-time program enrollees can earn their first three credits in summer for just $250.

Learn More About the First-Time Student Offer

Scholarship Offers at Time of Admission 

Thanks to the support of successful alumni and friends, the Chaifetz School offers generous scholarship opportunities for all of it graduate business programs. Applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships with their application for admission and scholarship offers are made at the time of admission. 


Online Course Delivery for Summer 2020

Chaifetz School Graduate Business Programs has moved all summer 2020 courses online for the safety of our SLU community. SLU’s vibrant online community will provide students opportunities for active engagement and a flexible start to their master’s programs. Five unique courses will be available online in the Professional MBA, M.S. in Supply Chain Management and M.S. in Applied Financial Economics programs during Summer Session II starting June 29.

The Chaifetz School’s Master of Accountancy and Executive Master of International Business programs begin classes for new students in August 2020. Updates on course delivery for fall are forthcoming.

International Students


For international applicants requiring an English proficiency score, we are accepting Duolingo in lieu of the traditional TOEFL or IELTS exam. Duolingo is a convenient and affordable English proficiency test you can take at home and get the results in less than 2 days. Applicants qualifying for direct entry to our programs should possess a Duolingo score of 150. Those below this score may apply to one of our INTO Pathway programs.

As you are completing our free online application, please know you will not see Duolingo as an option. Please email to specify you’ll be submitting a Duolingo score to our team.

Connect with Us to Learn More

The Chaifetz School is closely monitoring the global situation and quickly adapting its policies and procedures to support current and prospective students during these unprecedented times. Our faculty and staff are committed to guiding you in your graduate education journey and look forward to connecting with you to answer your questions.